Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hump Day August 20th

Michele here...Saturday I shared a background technique using a gelli plate (click here to see it).  Today I want to share the finished layout created with that piece of paper.

The paper is Authentique Classique: Pretty Neat and Cursive.  I got this collection in my kit for Scrappy Chic, I just love Authentique!!  I also used an Um Wow Studio mask (circle confetti) with mist for another layer then paint splatters and some modeling paste in the butterfly swarm mask. There is a bit of the damaged punchinella chip (also UWS), some of the new banner ribbon from May Arts, a Kaisercraft flower, Heidi Swapp 'smile' embellishment and a couple of Viva Las Vega Stamps (butterfly specimen and waybill/invoice background).

Here is a close up of the layers of the background.

I had so much fun creating this background!!  I can't wait to try it again.
Thanks so much for stopping by to see my finished layout and make sure to stop back Saturday for our next drill!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

August Basic Training-Gelli Plate Background

Michele here on this fine August Saturday!  Are you having a great summer??  It sure is going by fast...
A while ago I was inspired to make my own gelli plate with Amazing Mold Rubber (see the inspiration here).  I have dabbled a little bit with it but I was browsing you tube and was inspired yet again.

Today I am going to share a quick technique to create a fun background using a gelli plate (either homemade or one you purchased).

You will need a gelli plate, brayer, paint or gesso and some sort of stencil or mask (I used punchinella).

Smear a bit of your medium on the gelli plate.  You should add enough depending on how big of an area you plan to cover.

Use your brayer to evenly spread it around.  I chose to just cover the middle.

Lay your stencil (you can create layers with more than one) and lift off.

You should see your pattern on the gelli plate.

Lay your paper face down, and press with your hand so you pick up an even background.

Carefully peel the paper off and viola!

Check back Wednesday to see the final layout created with this gesso background.  And while you are here check out our first August drill, you have until the end of the month to link up an entry.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hump Day August 13th

Guess what day it is??!!!  Yep, that's's HUMP day!
Today we have design team member Venetia...

Hi all- happy Wednesday! To help with your midweek slump, I decided to twist up the current SWAT challenge.
I am currently loving "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor, and decided to take my favorite line from the song and create a canvas. Keep your perfect eyes on the prize-- it's downhill to the weekend!

We hope you were inspired to join us for drill 37, musical inspiration!!  We can't wait to see what you create!!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Drill #37 - Musical Inspiration

Drill #37
Musical Inspiration

Do you listen to music while you create?  Are you inspired by it??   Our first drill for August is to create a project (layout, card, ATC, journal page, home decor, etc...) inspired by The Watermelon Crawl.

Take your inspiration from the title, the lyrics, how the song makes you fell, etc.
Our sponsor this month, Stacks of Scraps, is providing a $20.00 gift certificate to 

We are always so excited to see what you create but before you get started check out the awesome inspiration from our design team.



Now it's your turn, just link up your project by 
August 31st for your chance to win a $20 Gift card to

*** There is only one prize for the month of August so both drills will be entered in the same random prize drawing and use the same linky.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

Remember to come join us on our Facebook Page!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hump Day August 6th

It's HUMP DAY!!  Whoop, whoop!!!  Michele here with a little mid week inspiration to share.

I was in my craft room this weekend working on various projects and started one just for me, you know a little experiment with modeling paste and vellum as a background.

I was excited with how it turned out...

For more details pop over to my blog.

Thanks so much for sharing part of your day with us and make sure you visit Saturday for our next drill.
Happy creating!!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Winner, winner, winner!!!

We have a fabulous prize to give away to one of our lucky artists.  Selected by random, draw we are giving a gift certificate to for our July drills.
$25 Electronic Gift Certificate
Thanks to our sponsor!

Stacks of Scraps

First we would like to thank everyone who linked up this month!  We are so honored that you would share your work with us. We always have such beautiful entries.

Next, since there are five Saturdays in the month of August we are going to push out drill #37 to next Saturday August 9th so be sure to come back and see what we have in store to challenge you!!

OK, now back to the winner!!!

Jenni from Wish I Was Scrappin

Please e-mail us at with your name and email by August 15th to claim your $25.00 gift certificate.

See you Saturday for drill #37!!  Have a creative week!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hump Day July 30th


Today we have design team member Venetia to share a bit of inspiration with us...

Happy Wednesday. I wanted to share a card made from found and borrowed objects. I was on vacation and I forgot supplies, so I used some creative recycling to make a card to send home. Happy Wednesday!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!  See you soon!